My thoughts* on ACIM Urtext Lesson 325 for 21 November 2023. God’s Reality or Christ’s Fearful Conclusions?

Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons
3 min readNov 21, 2023

Want to end war? Stop believing that it is possible.
I mean, do what you must to be safe but understand fear or threat is illusion and not real.

All things I think I see reflect ideas.

* Hmm. Are they Christ’s fearful ones or God’s Truth?

1. This is salvation’s keynote: What I see reflects a process in my mind, which starts with my idea of what I want.

* Hmm.

²From there, the mind makes up an image of the thing the mind desires, judges valuable, and therefore seeks to find.

* I have started to seek for feelings of safety, being seen, being heard, and well-being when I think of relationships or anything else.

³These images are then projected outward, looked upon, esteemed as real and guarded as one’s own.

* When I held the belief in separation that is what I brought into my life. Oh, and Heaven Help Me when I wanted to be a fixer-upper or “save the world.” Because I got all kinds of energy where there was total chaos that was “fixed” and “immovable.”

⁴From insane wishes comes an insane world.

⁵From judgment comes a world condemned.

* OUCH! Do you see that anywhere???

⁶And from forgiving thoughts a gentle world comes forth, with mercy for the holy Son of God, to offer him a kindly home where he can rest a while before he journeys on, and help his brothers walk ahead with him, and find the way to Heaven and to God.

* Yes, please!

2. Our Father, Your ideas reflect the truth, and mine apart from Yours but make up dreams.

* Or NIGHTMARES!!!

²Let me behold what only Yours reflect, for Yours and Yours alone establish truth.

* Please, and always!

(ACIM, W-325.1:1–2:2)

All things I think I see reflect ideas.

1. This is salvation’s keynote: What I see reflects a process in my mind, which starts with my idea of what I want. ²From there, the mind makes up an image of the thing the mind desires, judges valuable, and therefore seeks to find. ³These images are then projected outward, looked upon, esteemed as real and guarded as one’s own. ⁴From insane wishes comes an insane world. ⁵From judgment comes a world condemned. ⁶And from forgiving thoughts a gentle world comes forth, with mercy for the holy Son of God, to offer him a kindly home where he can rest a while before he journeys on, and help his brothers walk ahead with him, and find the way to Heaven and to God.

2. Our Father, Your ideas reflect the truth, and mine apart from Yours but make up dreams. ²Let me behold what only Yours reflect, for Yours and Yours alone establish truth.

(ACIM, W-325.1:1–2:2)

Till next time, God bless, debi.

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Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons

Atonement, His (Christ’s) Story, Three Temptations: Addiction, Power-Hunger, and Depression, “Seeing” Truth in the “Unseen”, Living Above the Chaos C U there :)